SATCO is saddened to report the passing of well-known and much loved actress, Catherine Dyanne Kaz. Born in San Antonio, 1940, Dyanne passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2015 surrounded by her family.
Dyanne began her theatre career in San Antonio in 1980 and stopped only when she retired and moved to Vegas to be near Jeynifer in 1997. Her first show was at the Cameo with Jerry Pilato in 1980, followed by Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in the Ballroom at the Bonham Exchange. (Jeyn remembers spending her summer there as a 12 year old which she says “explains a lot about me”.)
Dyanne had appeared on just about every stage in San Antonio that existed at the time. At the second annual ATAC awards for the 1991-1992 season, she was nominated as Lead Actress in a Comedy for her role in The Foreigner. It was the best time of her life. She was never happier than when she was on stage and she never stopped sharing her wonderful memories of those times, one of which was that she and Bruce Limpus played husband and wife so many times that some thought they were really married.
Some memories from Dyanne’s friends:
“Your mother was an amazing person. I truly enjoyed her.”
“I am remembering You Can't Take it With You, and The Sound of Music. I loved Dyanne, she was one of my favorites.”
“She was an amazing woman.”
“I smile when I remember her.”
“She was a neat lady and I am honored to have known her.”
“I have fond memories of all the plays she, you and I did in San Antonio with Actors Theatre … and there were many!”
“She was one of the dearest people I had the pleasure to know.”
“Your mom was always so kind.”
“I remember your mother well... She was fantastic…”
“We all had such a good time in our plays. I sure do miss them. Your mom was the best sport of all.”
Dyanne is survived by her daughter Jeynifer, son-in-law Jeff, and four grandchildren. Dyanne’s son, Robert, passed away suddenly on January 9, 2015.
Our deepest condolences to Jeynifer and her family.